The Results of the Carl Brandon Society Pledge Matching
The Carl Brandon Society has released a statement on donations made on June 13th and 14th, which you may read here. The short version of it is that on those days, the society received:
* Over $8,200 for its general fund;
* Over $5,000 for its Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship;
* Over $3,600 for the Con or Bust initiative (which I did not pledge match for here, but which I wholeheartedly support, so, w00t!).
So, all told, around $16,900 raised for the Carl Brandon Society and the programs it supports in a couple of days. Those donations will now go to help an organization whose mission is “to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction.” It’s a good goal, and (obviously) one I support.
Thanks to everyone who donated on the 13th and 14th. And if you didn’t donate on those days, but still want to, then of course you still can, and should.